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Samsung taking potshots at iPhone again with “6 Is Greater Than 6” ads

Samsung’s rise to the top of the smartphone industry was thanks, in no small part, to very smart marketing. Especially in the United States, Samsung effectively portrayed its flagships as the hip alternatives to Apple’s boring old iPhones. The “Next Big Thing” campaign was so successful that in …

Electronics Industry

Jurassic World director backs Joss Whedon's criticism of "sexist" clip

Colin Trevorrow says Bryce Dallas Howard is true star of dino disaster epic and defends fellow film-maker against critics who questioned his feminist credentials<p>When Joss Whedon laid into a “70s-era sexist” clip from upcoming science fiction blockbuster Jurassic World, he ignited a debate over …


Five chemistry inventions that enabled the modern world

What do pencillin, polythene and Mexican yam have in common?<p><i>This article was first published on The Conversation.</i><p>Did you know that the discovery of a way to make ammonia was the single most important reason for the world’s population explosion from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7 billion today? Or that …


Does lots of pot as a teen blunt adult memory? - Futurity

A new study links heavy marijuana use as a teenager with memory trouble and an oddly shaped hippocampus as an adult.


Here are all the commercials that ran during the Super Bowl, in order

There were some clear stand-outs, and a few ads t hat didn't go down too well with the tens of millions of viewers watching the game.<p>There were 71 national ads in total (Many more ads aired during the game, but these were bought on a regional — and far cheaper — basis.) Re-watch your favorites.


New Version of Free Google Translate Lets You Translate Using Camera

On Wednesday Google released a new version of <b>Google Translate (free)</b> in the App Store that has some great new features. Most importantly, it now includes Word Lens: you can point your camera at some text in a foreign language, and the translated text will instantly overlay the image on your screen. …


10 Classic PC Games You Can Play Right in Your Browser


NASA VolcanoBot goes where no human dares to tread

NASA's VolcanoBot is a brave little machine on wheels that doesn't mind diving into fissures and lava tubes for science.<p>Volcanoes are fascinating beasts. Known for belching fire and molten rock, they aren't always the friendliest places to be, especially when it comes to scientists seeking to learn …

National Parks

The Transcendent Style of David Bowie

On his 68th birthday we looked back at David Bowie's style and examined what it might have meant.<p><b>When David Bowie first found</b> acclaim with his novelty single "Space Oddity" in 1969, few fans could imagine what would come next. That's because what came next was totally novel, strangely beautiful, …

David Bowie

Philips announces noise-cancelling Lightning headphones, no batteries required

Last year Philips beat Apple in the race to release the first set of Lightning headphones, and here at CES it's taking a victory lap with another pair that feature active noise cancellation. The Fidelio NC1L headphones plug directly into iOS devices via the Lightning connector and, like their …

Consumer Tech

Watch Robot Bobcats Fill A Corvette-Eating Sinkhole

Machines on repair duty<p>Shiny metallic carapaces once lined the museum floor, a testament to man’s vanity and industrial prowess. Last February, as a reminder of the primal power of earth itself, the ground opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, swallowing the cars. But humanity …


Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

Films of 2015: they’re worth the wait

Don’t spoil next year’s great movies by gorging on trailers and teasers<p>“Are you rushing or are you dragging?” barks the hard-boiled conductor during a tense early scene from the upcoming US drama Whiplash. Good timing is crucial for this taskmaster, and woe betide the drummer who dares to dawdle or …

Jurassic World

Hear Paul McCartney and Kanye West's Emotional Ballad 'Only One'

The surprise new track is the first in what rapper's rep calls "a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists"<p>D'Angelo …